Welcome to our Guests!

Welcome to University City UMC! Here at UCUMC we strive to be a welcoming congregation to our community and especially to our guests. Our hope is that you will know that you are always welcome here just as you are, whether you have been away from church for a while, or never affiliated with any church. Whether you're married, single, divorced, or in transition, you truly matter to us because you matter to God. We would be honored to have you become a part of University City United Methodist Church!

worship_visitingtab.jpg Worship Opportunities:

 9:45 AM - Traditional Worship - Sanctuary
11:00 AM - Contemporary Worship - Sanctuary  

Please check the upcoming week's bulletin on our Media Page for specific worship details.

Sunday Morning Inside the Worship Center...
Upon entering the Worship Center upper level, you will notice a Welcome Center to your left and smiling Greeters ready to say hello and help you find your way around the church campus. You may visit the Guest Kiosk, which will be to your right upon entering, to receive valuable information designed just for you, our guests!  Check out our Café for coffee and a relaxing place to fellowship with our church community. . 

Be sure to let us know you visited by:
Filling out a communication card, a tear-off card located in the Worship bulletin.
Asking us questions - we love to answer them!
Completing our 1st and 2nd time guest surveys: Click Here for First-time Guests; Click Here for Second-time Guests. 



University City United Methodist Church
3835 West W.T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28269
(Corner of WT Harris & W. Sugar Creek Rd.)
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Phone: 704-369-8000 • Fax: 704-369-0481
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Finding Us
Enter the church parking lot from either Brookstone Drive or WT Harris Boulevard and you will find signs directing you to the Guest parking, located in the Upper parking lot.  If you are looking for a meeting, or the adult Sunday school classrooms you will want to park in the Lower paring lot and walk into the Church Office entrance. If you are looking for youth or children Sunday school classrooms, you will want to park in the Lower parking lot, closest to the Disciple Center and enter that building.

While we believe there are many unique things about UCUMC, we hope you will find our warm, welcoming
 attitude towards our guests sets us apart.  Many of us remember how it felt to be a newcomer to church, and we want to make your time with us comfortable and inviting.  Our hope is that you will know that you are always welcome here just as you are, whether you have been away from church for a while, or never affiliated with any church. Whether you're married, single, divorced, or in transition, you truly matter to us because you matter to God. We would be honored to have you become a part of University City United Methodist Church!

Once you enter the church parking lot from either Brookstone Drive or WT Harris Boulevard, you will find Guest reserved parking in the upper level parking lot, closest to the front doors of the Worship Center.  Lower level parking leads to the Adult Sunday school classrooms (Lower Level Worship Center) and Children and Youth Sunday school classrooms (Disciple Center).  CLICK HERE for campus map.

Upon entering the building, you will notice our Guest Information kiosk and smiling Greeters ready to say hello and help you find your way around the church campus.  We will gladly walk with you to show you where you may need to go on campus. Visit the Guest Café  designed just for you, our guests!

While you are with us...

Enjoy one of our Sunday worship services - 9:45am with choir, or 11:00am with band.
Make sure you fill out a communication card, located in the Worship bulletin, so we know you are here.
Ask questions - we love to answer them!
Give us feedback - fill out our First-time Guest Survey or Second-time Guest Survey to tell us what you thought about your visit. 
Find out more about what is going on in and around UCUMC by picking up our weekly UCUMC News.

There are many ways to connect at UCUMC! cover_spring17_small.jpg

You can worship with us, join one of our many L.I.F.E. Groups or other small groups, join a Sunday School class, or serve in our ministries, just to name a few. We, at University City UMC, are passionate about helping you find your place here. Check out ways to get plugged in below!

Get to Know our pastors & staff. 
Learn about Getting Started at UCUMC
Find an Adult Small Group opportunity that fits your lifestyle
Connect with our Youth Ministry - FUSION (6th-12th grades)
Hang out with our Children's Ministry - UC Kids (birth through 5th grade)
Discover a Serving Opportunity within our congregational body or outside the body.
Find a Support Group designed to help with hurts, habits, and hang-ups. 




Our heartfelt sympathy should you experience a death in your family.

For immediate Pastoral Care and assistance please call Ria Holtzhausen at 704-369-8007. 


Greetings in Christ I hope that these Funeral Service Guidelines will be a helpful resource for you and your family during the loss of your loved one.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Which facilities are available for a funeral service?
A: Our Chapel or Sanctuary is available for funerals. If you desire, the service can also be conducted at the funeral home. UCUMC Chapel has a seating of up to 100 people, our Sanctuary is recommended for larger groups. The Sanctuary has been used for small funeral services and was comfortable even with a small number in attendance. The church will provide its physical facilities and services without charge to the family.

The Gathering area (or Narthex) is often used for the family to receive friends either before or after the funeral service. Generally, the Hospitality suite is used for the family dinner before or after the funeral. In case of a schedule conflict an alternate arrangement will be made.

The church’s pall is available for use on the casket. This is a cloth that is spread over the casket, covering it completely, thereby eliminating all outward distinctions. If the family desires a United States flag may be used to cover the casket of those who have seen service in the military. A Christian funeral is enhanced by its simplicity of worship, as Christians we believe that God looks within the heart and not on outward material things. Please note if pall is used, no casket spray of flowers is needed.

Q: Do we order flowers?
A: This is typically handled with your funeral home planning. One large arrangement to be used by the altar is customary. (Optional)

Q: Will you provide a musician?
A: UCUMC will make available an organist for the funeral service at no charge to the family. The services of any additional musicians, soloist, instrumentalist, etc. will be discussed as you plan the service with the Pastor. If assistance is needed in identifying and/or contracting suitable persons to take part in the service, the Pastor and/or one of the Music Ministers are available to the family for recommendations. The ministry of UCUMC is committed to helping the family in any way possible during this difficult time.

The Minister of music, organist, custodian and ushers consider providing these services to be an important part of their pastoral ministry for the church. It is however customary to give an honorarium to the sound technician, musician(s) and/or soloist(s). For example$25 - $50 for sound technician; $100 organist; $50 Soloist. Checks should be made out to the individual.

Q: Who is responsible for the Obituary?
A: The funeral home will assist you in the designing and publication of the obituary.

Q: Who is responsible for the Bulletin?
A: UCUMC provides a Bulletin. The design and order will be discussed during your meeting with the Pastor; a template is provided for assistance. Please note: the funeral home will offer a memorial announcement; this does not contain the order of the Worship Service.

Q: Does the church provide a meal?
A: Upon request the Memorial Meal Committee will provide a meal for the immediate and out of town family free of charge. Should the family request a reception, a planned menu of finger foods will be prepared for 75 guests and we ask that the family assist in covering the cost of the food with a check to the church for $75.00. The cost is $1.50 per additional person.Should you have any other questions please call the officiating Pastor, or the Pastor on call at 704-369-8039.


As we close we leave these words of comfort with you:
Gracious God, we ask your care of us,For we are overwhelmed with grief. Our sense of loss is tremendous. Help us in the coming days to be conscious of your care to be open to your loving kindness to see your face in those around us. May we draw strength from you and your people. Amen.

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1